We have lost trust in the Minister and his advisors to fairly consider our challenge and we call on the Prime Minister to appoint an “independent of government” public inquiry. Background The evidentiary facts that the RCB Review Group obtained from the Australian Government and the Malaysian Governments’ own records […]

President’s Message Another month gone, it seems like only yesterday that I wrote the last Report. I suppose that means we are getting older quicker! The RARAQ still exists even though, like other Bn Associations, recruiting is at a standstill. It is a serious subject and one that needs serious […]

President’s Message “I wish everyone a Happy Easter. Please drive safely and responsibly. As can be seen later in this E News the plinths in the front of the Contemplation Building look magnificent and really support the “Keeping the Spirit Alive” tablet and the Flame as the centre piece. The […]

From all of us to our RAR Family and friends we wish you good health and happiness in everything you do. And remember we are on call to assist you in whatever way we can. The RAR Family, “our tribe” comprises current and past serving members of The Regiment’s Battalions […]

AUGUST 2018 The Meeting held on 6th August at Gallipoli Barracks was well attended with members and representatives from the RAR Battalion Associations. President Kel Ryan retired and Dave McDonald was elected. President’s Message  I was honoured, humbled, surprised and extremely pleased to be elected as your President at the […]

It’s taken almost half a century but Australian forces who fought in one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War are finally to be recognised for their bravery. Soldiers who resisted attack at the Battle of Coral-Balmoral,  which claimed 26 Australian lives, learnt on Thursday they were to be […]

THOSE who are addicted to Royal Commissions as universal panacea to perceived wrong should be watching the Financial Services Royal Commission with close interest. The FSRC is enquiring into dodgy practices employed by banks to rip off their customers. Among the practices under the commission’s microscope are such things as […]

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This is a great social event that is highly recommended. Bring your friends and family and make it a Picnic Day

VETERANS and their families will receive increased support services and income support payments after the Senate passed new legislation today. The legislation follows a $31 million boost to mental health services which was announced late last year. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester said the legislation was part of the Turnbull […]

The Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten and the Shadow Minister of Veterans’ Affairs Amanda Rishworth have today announced that a Shorten Labor Government will commit $121 million to a comprehensive Veterans Employment Policy to provide greater support to our defence personnel as they transition to civilian life.       […]

Many years ago our nation was branded as “The lucky country.” Sadly, this proud signature envied by the old world is fading fast. Thought Police and Wimps masquerading as representatives of the people are slowly but surely eroding a legacy handed to us by previous generations. There is increasing evidence […]